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Hol·land

 (hŏl′ənd)
2. A region of the Netherlands on the North Sea. Much of Holland lies below sea level and consists of agriculturally fertile polders. In the 1500s and 1600s, Holland's growth as a shipping and commercial center made it the most influential and prosperous region of the Netherlands.

Hol′land·er n.

hol·land

 (hŏl′ənd)
n.
A cotton or linen fabric, usually sized or glazed, that is used especially for window shades, bookbinding, and upholstery.

[Middle English holand, after Holand (Holland), a former province of the Netherlands, from Middle Dutch.]

holland

(ˈhɒlənd)
n
(Textiles) a coarse linen cloth, used esp for furnishing
[C15: after Holland, where it was made]

Holland

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n
1. (Placename) another name for the Netherlands
2. (Placename) a county of the Holy Roman Empire, corresponding to the present-day North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands
3. (Placename) Parts of an area in E England constituting a former administrative division of Lincolnshire

Holland

(ˈhɒlənd)
n
1. (Biography) Henry. 1745–1806, British neoclassical architect. His work includes Brooks's Club (1776) and Carlton House (1783), both in London
2. (Biography) Sir Sidney George. 1893–1961, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1949–57)

Hol•land

(ˈhɒl ənd)

n.
1. John Philip, 1840–1914, Irish inventor in the U.S.
2. the Netherlands.
3. a medieval county and province on the North Sea, corresponding to the modern North and South Holland provinces of the Netherlands.
4. (often l.c.) a cotton cloth with an opaque finish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Holland - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North SeaHolland - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Common Market, EC, EEC, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, EU, Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members; "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
Benelux - a customs union comprising Belgium and Netherlands and Luxembourg
Amsterdam, capital of The Netherlands, Dutch capital - an industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum
Apeldoorn - a city of east central Netherlands; a popular tourist center and site of the summer residence of the Dutch royal family
Arnhem - a city in the central Netherlands on the lower Rhine River; site of a battle in 1944 during World War II
Den Haag, 's Gravenhage, The Hague - the site of the royal residence and the de facto capital in the western part of the Netherlands; seat of the International Court of Justice
Eindhoven - city in southeastern Netherlands noted for electrical industry
Nijmegen - an industrial city in the eastern Netherlands
Rotterdam - the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea
Leiden, Leyden - a city in the western Netherlands; residence of the Pilgrim Fathers for 11 years before they sailed for America in 1620
Utrecht - a city in the central Netherlands
Friesland - one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands
Frisian Islands - a chain of islands in the North Sea off the coast of northwestern Europe extending from the IJsselmeer to Jutland
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Hoek van Holland, Hook of Holland - a cape on the southwestern coast of the Netherlands near Rotterdam
IJssel, IJssel river - a river in the central Netherlands flowing north to the IJsselmeer
IJsselmeer - a shallow lake in northwestern Netherlands created in 1932 by building a dam across the entrance to the Zuider Zee
Meuse, Meuse River - a European river; flows into the North Sea
Rhein, Rhine River, Rhine - a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
Dutchman, Hollander, Netherlander - a native or inhabitant of Holland
Translations
Холандия
Holandsko
Holland
Holland
Hollanti
NizozemskaHolandija
Hollandia
Holland
オランダ
네덜란드
Holland
ประเทศฮอลแลนด์
nước Hà Lan

Holland

[ˈhɒlənd] NHolanda f

Holland

[ˈhɒlənd] nHollande f
in Holland → en Hollande
to Holland → en Hollande

Holland

nHolland nt

Holland

[ˈhɒlənd] nOlanda

Holland

هُولَندَا Holandsko Holland Holland Ολλανδία Holanda Hollanti Hollande Nizozemska Olanda オランダ 네덜란드 Holland Holland Holandia Holanda Голландия Holland ประเทศฮอลแลนด์ Hollanda nước Hà Lan 荷兰
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Cornelius de Witt, Ruart de Pulten, that is to say, warden of the dikes, ex-burgomaster of Dort, his native town, and member of the Assembly of the States of Holland, was forty-nine years of age, when the Dutch people, tired of the Republic such as John de Witt, the Grand Pensionary of Holland, understood it, at once conceived a most violent affection for the Stadtholderate, which had been abolished for ever in Holland by the "Perpetual Edict" forced by John de Witt upon the United Provinces.
Meeting a broker, he made the inquiry, to learn that Jeejeeh had left China two years before, and, retiring from business with an immense fortune, had taken up his residence in Europe--in Holland the broker thought, with the merchants of which country he had principally traded.
So Grandfather talked about the Puritans, {Foot Note: It is more precise to give the name of Pilgrims to those Englishmen who went to Holland and afterward to Plymouth.
There were many oil-paintings on the walls, mostly without frames, and I must mention the chandelier, which was obviously of fabulous worth, for she had encased it in a holland bag.
After spending some time in Antwerp, we were invited to go with a part of a half-dozen persons on a trip through Holland.
The great wealth and influence of the province of Holland enable her to effect both these purposes.
Immediately a girl in a holland dress shot down through space; whirled round the curve with a fearless centrifugal toss of her ankle; and vanished into the darkness beneath.
Suppose, sire, for example, that, sooner or later, you should have war with Holland, which, sooner or later, will certainly happen; or with Spain, which will perhaps ensue if your marriage fails"(Mazarin stole a furtive glance at the king), "and there are a thousand causes that might yet make your marriage fail, -- well, would you approve of England's sending to the United Provinces or to Spain a regiment, a company, a squadron even, of English gentlemen?
She looked really glad to see me--her brown eyes beamed clear and kindly--she gave my hand another inestimable shake--the summer breezes waved her black curls gently upward from her waist--she had on a straw hat and a brown Holland gardening dress.
Among the ships that were lost in the tempest was a vessel bound from Holland, which was wrecked on the rocky shore near Dermody's place of abode.
Sabin who travels to New York, and for whom you engage rooms at the Holland House.
They aren't the best sheets, but they're good enough for anybody to sleep in, be he who he will; for as for them best Holland sheets, I should repent buying 'em, only they'll do to lay us out in.